Archive: 04/14/2014

On the trail of fire ant pheromones

The painful sting of the red imported fire ant is not easily forgotten. Delivered in large numbers, the stings can kill small animals. Humans that develop hypersensitivity to the ants' venom are at risk as ...

Apr 14, 2014
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Combs of light accelerate communication

Miniaturized optical frequency comb sources allow for transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers – this has now been demonstrated by researchers of Karlsruhe ...

Apr 14, 2014
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Bailing out the world's fresh water bank

An Australian-based water scientist is testing a new technology to help save imperilled underground water resources in Australia and around the world as climate change tightens its grip on the global food supply.

Apr 14, 2014
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Bizarre parasite may provide cuttlefish clues

(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide research into parasites of giant Australian cuttlefish, and other related species, has uncovered details of the parasites' astonishing life cycles, and shown how they may help in investigating ...

Apr 14, 2014
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